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Adding my first batch of cichlids to my 55 gallon tank

Postby Brettwb » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:12 pm

I purchased my first 3 male peacock cichlids today from my lfs for my newly cycled 55 gallon tank. According to them I should wait 1 1/2- 2 weeks and then add another 3 until I get up to around 12-15 total cichlids. Does anyone have any input on this scenario, and what are people thinking?
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Re: Adding my first batch of cichlids to my 55 gallon tank

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:35 pm

Welcome to Cichlid-forum!

I would not put more than 10 males in a 55G. If it is fully cycled why can't you put them all in at once? How did you cycle?
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Re: Adding my first batch of cichlids to my 55 gallon tank

Postby Brettwb » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:08 am

I used ions seed to cycle my tank, concern was an ammonia spike if putting all 10 in at once
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Re: Adding my first batch of cichlids to my 55 gallon tank

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:40 pm

If you used ammonia it would not be a problem. If you used a bottled product you need to go with the mfg directions. I don't think their definition of "cycled" and mine are the same, LOL.
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
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33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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